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Mindfulness Meditation: Using Props to Find a Comfortable Position

We know a lot of people are trying to practice mindfulness and decrease their anxiety since this is a stressful time for everyone. We wanted to share a few tips to help your meditation practice:

Seated Meditation: Using Props to Help You Find a More Comfortable Seat

When meditation is done sitting, it can be challenging. You can use props to help you find a more comfortable seat:

  • — use a yoga strap around your knees and back to help you sit a little more upright and make it more comfortable.
  • —sit on a block or blankets to give you a little lift off the ground.

Using props to find a more comfortable position can help you stay in a seated meditation longer. 

Using Props in a Reclined Meditation

If you prefer to recline for your meditation, try this to help you get a little more comfortable:

  • —take a blanket and fold it into quarters. Take another blanket and stack them to make them tiered. Lie on top of the blanket so it supports the curves of your back.
  • —if you’re tighter in the shoulders, add a block under your head for more support
  • —keep your legs bent or straight. You can put a blanket under your knees.

Having hip or back pain with prolonged sitting?

If you’re having pain with prolonged sitting, we’re doing TeleHealth sessions to help pinpoint the issue. During these sessions, we will take you through a functional movement evaluation. This can help us figure out what’s going on, and we can give you more targeted exercises/stretches to address the issue. For more information, click here to request to schedule a Telehealth Session.

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